NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (maximum 2 anglers). 5 bass limit/14 inches minimum size. Weekly event through Sept. 16. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Opening day, CCA-Louisiana summer-long, multi-species coastal fishing competition through Labor Day. CCA membership & S.T.A.R. fee. $500,000 total prize packages. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
THE CAMP FLY FISHING SCHOOL/ADVANCED: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp, Breaux Bridge. Fee $150. Focus on special casting and distance. FFF Certified instructors. Call Keith Richard (337)344-0908. Website: www.thecampflyfishingschool.com.
GUIDED CANOE TOUR: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Chicot State Park, Ville Platte. Site naturalist-guided tour. Canoeing experience recommended. Space limited for park-provided paddlecraft. Owner canoes/kayaks welcomed. Registration required. Park fee $2. Call (888) 677-6100.
SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9400 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.
FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Call Stephen Robert, (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
WILDLIFE & FISHERIES’ RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. LDWF biologists’ latest wildlife research & graduate students’ compiled research. No fee. Call Jeff Duguay (225) 765-2353. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING SQUIRREL/PRIVATE LANDS: Through May 29, statewide. Daily limit is 3. Note: Season closed on all state and federal public lands.
ST. TAMMANY PIER OPENED: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Fee $3/12-older, $1 sightseers. $1 Wednesdays for seniors & active/retired military, $1 Sundays for grandparents. 54001 E. Howze Beach Rd. near Slidell. Call (985) 649-1922. Website: www.sttammanyfishingpier.com.
OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles; recreational greater amberjack, gray triggerfish & red grouper seasons until further notice. Notes: Greater amberjack minimum-size limit increased to 34 inches fork length. Greater amberjack season closes June 1.
spring inshore season: Opens in all state inside waters, and “outside” waters to three miles from Atchafalaya River Ship Channel west to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou.